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LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

946K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 248 of 3362

$8.41M
Retail Cost

Rank: 861 of 3362

132,684
Patients

Rank: 367 of 3362

67,824
Prescribers

Rank: 338 of 3362

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45%

of people say

it's worth it

34%

of people say

it worked well

25%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Lamictal Tegretol Topamax

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 13,981 92,593 $958K
New York 9,626 69,631 $597K
Pennsylvania 7,787 55,858 $478K
Florida 8,314 48,994 $455K
Texas 8,078 47,694 $416K
Ohio 5,761 43,229 $373K
Illinois 4,666 36,790 $320K
Massachusetts 5,024 35,889 $338K
Michigan 4,643 29,474 $269K
North Carolina 4,416 27,908 $255K
Missouri 3,699 26,422 $218K
Virginia 3,633 24,240 $220K
New Jersey 3,310 23,737 $206K
Washington 3,220 21,133 $188K
Tennessee 3,362 20,205 $166K
Maryland 2,781 19,201 $179K
Georgia 2,969 18,611 $154K
Wisconsin 2,457 18,164 $162K
Indiana 2,577 17,380 $165K
Louisiana 2,387 15,714 $130K
Connecticut 2,034 15,237 $132K
Alabama 2,393 15,141 $122K
Kentucky 2,237 14,647 $127K
Oregon 2,113 13,419 $124K
Colorado 2,072 13,345 $125K
Arizona 2,239 13,280 $111K
Minnesota 1,961 13,255 $124K
Arkansas 1,904 12,294 $95.5K
South Carolina 1,942 11,800 $103K
Iowa 1,505 11,055 $80.9K
Oklahoma 1,547 10,530 $87.2K
Kansas 1,291 9,426 $81K
Mississippi 1,325 8,668 $65.8K
West Virginia 1,157 7,585 $61.3K
Maine 1,158 7,314 $68.2K
Nebraska 965 7,308 $59.8K
New Hampshire 938 6,868 $53.5K
Rhode Island 853 6,318 $60.4K
Utah 893 5,913 $48.3K
New Mexico 984 5,382 $43.7K
Idaho 885 5,301 $44.6K
Nevada 736 3,586 $33.1K
South Dakota 425 3,556 $28K
Montana 543 3,554 $30.2K
Vermont 441 2,796 $26.7K
Delaware 415 2,682 $25.2K
North Dakota 309 2,094 $17.1K
Hawaii 316 1,973 $18K
Alaska 194 1,471 $11.9K
District of Columbia 360 1,470 $15.7K
Wyoming 169 1,061 $9,557
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for LITHIUM CARBONATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAMON GARCIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled387

SACRAMENTO

California

MARLO KIRBY MSN, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled383

MARSHALL

Michigan

MARCO RODRIGUEZ APONTE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled382

PONCE

Puerto Rico

MOHD MALIK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled380

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

VIKRAM MEHRA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled371

HOUSTON

Texas

SHAHZAD HASHMI M.D.,

Psychiatry

Claims Filled365

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

KENNETH WRIGHT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled363

BENTON

Arkansas

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled357

DUNEDIN

Florida

JANET BROCKWELL MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled355

CAMBRIDGE

Ohio

NARSIMHA MUDDASANI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled355

EAST SAINT LOUIS

Illinois

STEVEN MACINA DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled351

HUNTINGTON BEACH

California

SYAM KUNAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled347

REDLANDS

California

JAGDEEP GAREWAL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled342

BAKERSFIELD

California

EDWARD ZUZARTE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled341

BALTIMORE

Maryland

GARY GREENSPAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled338

WARRENSVILLE HTS

Ohio

WILLIAM GILLESPIE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled331

GLENDORA

California

KISHORKUMAR DEDANIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled324

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled322

RIVERWOODS

Illinois

JOHN JULIAN MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled320

BOSTON

Massachusetts

MICHAEL TOLWIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled317

CULVER CITY

California

EDGAR ORTIZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled317

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ADAM BUTERA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled311

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

JAYME BORK

Psychiatry

Claims Filled310

DULUTH

Minnesota

JOEL PECK M.D.

Claims Filled310

AIEA

Hawaii

JOSEPH SPARE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled302

MARION

Ohio